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My Expectations for Angel Haze’s Debut Album Dirty Gold

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Warning: Some of the songs on this blog post contain explicit content

Recently, it was announced that Dirty Gold, the debut album of upcoming rapper and singer Angel Haze, will be released in a month and a half.

When I first read this, I was thinking that the album would be out by Christmas. To my dismay, when I looked up the official release date, it was in January.

Luckily, Angel Haze has been releasing a series of freestyles and covers on Soundcloud in a project called “30 Gold”. There will be thirty tracks total. Most of the songs are free to download from the site.

Based on the covers as well as some of Angel Haze’s mixtapes, here is what I expect from Dirty Gold:

  1. Confessional and empowering raps (or ballads) similar to Haze’s cover of Mackelmore’s “Same Love” and Haze’s original song “Smiles N Hearts”
  2. R & B songs similar to Haze’s cover of Erykah Badu’s “Love of My Life”On her cover, Haze sings and raps.
  3. Acoustic songs similar to Haze’s cover of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” and Haze’s most recent cover of One Republic’s “Counting Stars”
  4. Upbeat dance tracks similar to Haze’s cover of John Newman’s “Love Me Again”

Bonus: A personal hope is that Angel Haze raps to piano like she does in her original songs “Smile” and “Heart”.

As you can hear, Angel Haze is a diverse musician. According to a recent interview in Rolling Stone, Haze summed up Dirty Gold as “Dealing with the tough stuff to get better and be worth something.” Here’s hoping Dirty Gold is worth the value of Angel Haze’s talent.

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Written by Serena Zola

November 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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